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Stories by Daniel Berry

By Daniel Berry 05/29/2008 10:30 AM EDT
A teacher with two students
Learning outside the home begins early in life. More than one-third of all U.S. children under the age of five are cared for outside of their homes by individuals not related to them.1 Research on early childhood education shows that high-quality child care experiences support the development of social and academic skills that facilitate children's later success in school. There is also mounting evidence that close relationships between teachers and children are an important part of creating high-quality care environments and positive child outcomes. As most parents and teachers know,...